Nigerians have lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for directing that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) ensure the enrollment of corps members in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the disclosure during a briefing in Abuja on Monday.
He also assured that the NYSC has expanded resources for the critical health needs of corp members.
The development was widely applauded, with some saying it was geared towards giving the youth a sense of belonging, and change the ugly narratives which culminated in the EndSARS protests across the country.
They also called on the Federal Government to come up with more of such initiatives that will address some of the challenges facing youths in Nigeria.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has been commended for handing over his duties as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), despite his reappointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Prof. Yakubu stressed the importance of vacating the office at a hand-over ceremony held on Monday at the INEC headquarters in Abuja.
Some Nigerians who reacted to this, said it was interesting to know that there were still sensible public servants in the country that are not emotionally attached to the sumptuous benefits of their exhorted office.
They said the INEC boss was setting a very good precedent in a time when most public office holders would rather choose to remain in office since they have been assured of continuity.
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello has tested positive for coronavirus.
Governor Bello disclosed this on Monday via his Twitter handle.
The Niger State leader explained that he is asymptomatic and has gone into isolation.
His tweet comes a week after rumours that he contracted the virus.
Nigerians who reacted to the development, expressed concern over the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. They also criticized politicians for always flouting NCDC protocol.